Eastern Winery Exposition | Event Information 2021

2021 Event Information

Grid of photos from 2019 Eastern Winery Exposition

March 16-18, 2021

EWE Workshops: March 16
EWE Conference: March 17-18
Trade Show:
March 17-18

Trade Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 17 | 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, March 18 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

Oncenter Convention Center

800 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000 | Oncenter.org


2021 EWE Registration & Hotels

EWE has secured blocks of rooms at Syracuse area hotels at special show rates.  The room blocks, as well as registration for the 2021 Eastern Winery Exposition, will open in December. Links to both will be posted on the website then.

Updates and reminders will be emailed to previous attendees in mid Fall.

Local Information

Syracuse March Averages | High: 45°F | Low: 25°F

Casual business attire is appropriate for all events.

“It is essential for us to get out of the cellar from time to time and expand our horizons. EWE is the best and most efficient opportunity I have found to see advances in tools and technology, hear from industry experts on new tips and tricks, taste different Italian sweet wines, network and socialize, all in one place.”  
– Tim Benedict, Winemaker, NY

The Eastern Expertise

Eastern Winery Exposition brings together the combined expertise and experience of Bob Mignarri, Richard Leahy, Marcia Gulino, and two knowledgeable and actively engaged advisory boards. Bob has 35+ years of successful trade show management experience and has earned a reputation among exhibitors as someone who recognizes and understands their needs and concerns. Richard is a renowned wine expert with 20+ years of experience in developing quality conference programs. He ensures the EWE program content is always timely, relevant and addressing the industry issues that matter. Marcia is a global events specialist whose 20+ years of operations experience runs from presidential town halls to professional cycling races, corporate incentive programs to FIFA World Cup soccer, trade shows & conferences to the Olympic Winter Games. Together they have a proven track record in helping industry events to grow and become more successful.

EWE Workshops & Conference

Featuring 40+ Speakers and 35 sessions, the EWE program will kick off March 16 with full-day Workshops featuring deep dives on Fruit Wines and Fruit Meads, Fining and Filtration, and Fortified Wines.

The EWE Conference takes place over two days and will include 20 separate sessions in Enology, Viticulture and Money/Management. It takes place March 17-18. 

Trade Show

The exhibit hall offers the opportunity to meet with suppliers, and see the equipment and goods you need. Visit the Floor Plan to see a list of the exhibiting companies who participated in 2020. Visit 2021 Floor Plan to see the current list of Exhibitors. 

Trade Show Hours:

Wednesday, March 17 | 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, March 18 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm


Are you thinking about attending EWE for the first time? Check out the article from WineSplash on our News page. Rick Fillmore provides a rundown of his experience over two days at the 2020 Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster. You can find another rundown including an in-depth look at the 2020 EWE Conference and the award presentations and honorees from Linda Jones McKee at Wine Business Monthly or on our News page.

Registration and hotel blocks will open in December.